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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com
 Subject: Quickie jms report
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 11/16/2006 12:07:58 AM  

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This will be brief, because it's late and I have an early call tomorrow
-- a longer update will be coming soon via the B5scripts.com mailing
list and elsewhere soon -- but I just wanted to let folks know that
filming is going very well. We're three days in, and so far we're
ahead of schedule, usually about an hour or two. We actually moved a
couple of shots up from tomorrow's call sheet to today. It's just
going really well.

The B5 we see here is similar to but somewhat more sophisticated or
rethought in places. For instance, in B5 halls we used to have wooden
strips painted green or blue or red to signal various sectors. Here we
ran these really lovely light panels that can change colors and at the
same time add a light source and warm up the halls. We also went back
to the original B5 blueprints and found some elements that we wanted to
do in the show but couldn't, and we've incorporated them into the new
sets. We're also re-engineering the look of B5, the starfuries,
various alien ships and the like.

Tonight there was a dinner with Doug, me, Tracy and Bruce, with Peter
Woodward scheduled to fly in tomorrow so everybody's here for a couple
of pivotal scenes that will cross the two segments. (One aside...Bruce
was openly lamenting the small sub-section of british fans -- most of
whom we all agreed couldn't be niftier -- who are determined to try and
drive a wedge between him and me and the rest of the crew. No sooner
was his involvement announced than this same "bunch of whackos" started
the same rumors again, including the one where he supposedly burned his
crew jacket after the end of B5. Determined to put that to rest, he
pulled out all crew coats we made up for him that were personalized by
the wardrobe department and -- minus the one that was auctioned for
charity at a well publicized convention -- brought them ALL up here to
dispel that myth once and for all. So tomorrow we're going to get a
picture of him and me, with either all the coats, or at minimum the one
the nutcases keep saying he burned, just to put THAT baldfaced lie to
bed. The photo will be posted on the nets somewhere soon.)

Otherwise, all is good, and the scenes are cutting together well.
Three days down, seven to go.

jms

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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com
 Subject: Re: Quickie jms report
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 11/16/2006 10:06:47 AM  

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Jan wrote:
> >But don't you know that no matter what you do to outsmart the idiots,
> >they'll just keep popping up new idiocies? Next they'll claim that Bruce
> >had the jacket replaced.
> >
>
> Somebody already has. After all, there's an entire wardrobe dept. up there,
> don't'cha know?
>

So he slipped into Vancouver without anyone knowing it, had the
wardrobe department make him a new jacket (which they don't have the
embroidery patterns for here, and which would take weeks to get done),
personalize it, run back to the US, put it in a bag, and come back.

Y'know, there are some seriously demented people out there.

jms
    From: jmsatb5@aol.com
 Subject: Re: Quickie jms report
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 11/16/2006 10:12:31 AM  

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Amy Guskin wrote:
> >>On Thu, 16 Nov 2006 03:07:58 -0500, jmsatb5@aol.com wrote
> (in article <1163664478.098523.85640@i42g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>):
> >
> > Tonight there was a dinner with Doug, me, Tracy and Bruce, with Peter
> > Woodward scheduled to fly in tomorrow so everybody's here for a couple
> > of pivotal scenes that will cross the two segments. (One aside...Bruce
> > was openly lamenting the small sub-section of british fans -- most of
> > whom we all agreed couldn't be niftier -- who are determined to try and
> > drive a wedge between him and me and the rest of the crew. No sooner
> > was his involvement announced than this same "bunch of whackos" started
> > the same rumors again, including the one where he supposedly burned his
> > crew jacket after the end of B5. Determined to put that to rest, he
> > pulled out all crew coats we made up for him that were personalized by
> > the wardrobe department and -- minus the one that was auctioned for
> > charity at a well publicized convention -- brought them ALL up here to
> > dispel that myth once and for all. So tomorrow we're going to get a
> > picture of him and me, with either all the coats, or at minimum the one
> > the nutcases keep saying he burned, just to put THAT baldfaced lie to
> > bed. The photo will be posted on the nets somewhere soon.)<<
>
> That's just an _excellent_ way to handle that. Well done, and huge props to
> Bruce for actually bringing all the jackets up to Vancouver!
>
> And, I'm very glad to hear that things are going well! There are,
> unbelievably, still fans out there on the 'internets' saying "I'll believe it
> when I have the disk in my hand" -- <sheesh!> -- maybe NOW, once this post
> starts getting passed around to the various fan sites, they'll believe it!
>

It may seem small and unimportant -- as it the case with those who have
been dogging Bruce with this lie for years now -- but when someone is
out there slandering you, and saying things about you that simply
aren't true, when the Big Lie it just perpetuated by people repeating
it, it can scrape a lot over time. Bruce has wanted to put this lie to
rights for a long time now, because it totally distorts his history
with the show.

People seem to have no problem putting the lie out there, it was
important enough for them to spend *years* repeating it and spreading
their venom out there, so taking five seconds to get a photo that puts
these lies to rest and lets Bruce deal with this seems totally
reasonable.

jms

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